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College of DuPage Paralegal Studies Program Receives Reapproval from American Bar Association

Posted on October 29, 2018 by Rhys Saunders

The paralegal studies program at College of DuPage has received reapproval from the American Bar Association.

Sally Fairbank, coordinator of the program, said the second consecutive seven-year approval period reflects the program’s ability to meet the rigorous standards set by the ABA.

Joint Midyear Meeting Online Registration Now Open

Posted on October 24, 2018 by Rhys Saunders

The Illinois State Bar Association and the Illinois Judges Association are pleased to invite you to celebrate the profession and consider issues of mutual interest to the bench and bar during our annual Midyear Meeting, which will be held Dec. 6-8, 2018, at the Palmer House Hilton Hotel in Chicago

Hotel reservations may be made through Saturday, Nov. 3. To make reservations, please contact the Palmer House Hilton directly at 877.865.5321 and identify yourself as an ISBA convention attendee.

The online registration deadline is Friday, Nov. 30.

Steven Levin Elected to the Consumer Voice Leadership Council

Posted on October 18, 2018 by Rhys Saunders

Levin & Perconti recently announced that co-founder and partner Steven Levin was elected to the Leadership Council of the National Consumer Voice for Quality Long-Term Care.The advocacy organization, known as Consumer Voice, is dedicated to protecting the rights of nursing home residents. 

John F. Hechinger 1928 - 2018

Posted on October 18, 2018 by Rhys Saunders

John F. Hechinger, 90, of Chicago and Naples, Fla., died Oct. 8, 2018. He was born July 24, 1928.

He was the loving son of the late Michael Vincent Hechinger and the late Gertrude Irene (Foley) Hechinger; adoring husband of his college sweetheart, Mary Kathryn (O'Brien) Hechinger; proud and devoted father of Mark T. (Kathleen nee Aamodt) Hechinger, Kathleen M. (Michael P.) Kane, and Brian M. (Rosemarie nee Georgine) Hechinger; joyous grandfather of Michael G. Hechinger, Patrick J. Hechinger, James P. Kane, Anna E. Kane, Daniel J. Kane, Isabel R. Hechinger, Caroline F. Hechinger, and John J. Hechinger; dear brother to the late Gertrude A. Lachman and the late Capt. Robert M. Hechinger, (West Point and U.S. Air Force, Retired.); loved uncle of Michael, Christopher and Erich Lachman and Neil O'Brien and Rachel (O'Brien) Clemons.

Hon. Daniel G. Martin 1955 – 2018

Posted on October 17, 2018 by Rhys Saunders

The Honorable Daniel George Martin, 63, of Chicago, died Thursday, Oct. 11., 2018, after living courageously for three years with pancreas cancer. 

Martin was an active volunteer with Muscular Dystrophy Association of America and Association of Horizon. He received his undergraduate degree from DePaul University in 1981, earning a law degree from Chicago-Kent Law School in 1985.

Reserve Your Room for the 2018 Midyear Meeting in Chicago

Posted on October 17, 2018 by Rhys Saunders

The 2018 Joint Meeting/Midyear Meeting will be held Dec. 6 – 8 at the Palmer House Hilton, 17 E. Monroe St. in Chicago. It will conclude with a meeting of the ISBA Assembly on Saturday, Dec. 8.

In line with ISBA President James McCluskey's presidential theme of health and wellness, the ISBA will host a special CLE seminar on the subject and offer physical fitness activities throughout the duration of the meeting, including spin and cross-fit classes, meditation, and Pilates sessions.

Join ISBA Presidents on a Trip to Italy

Posted on October 15, 2018 by Rhys Saunders

Due to the popularity of the upcoming 2019 ISBA President’s Trip to Italy, additional accommodations are now available.

Join ISBA presidents David B. Sosin (2019-2020) and James F. McCluskey (2018-2019) on a spectacular trip from Milan to Como on September 12-21, 2019. Highlights include a private tour of Leonardo da Vinci’s Last Supper, a trip through Milan by tram, a ferry through Lake Maggiore and the Borromean Islands, a private tour of Orta San Giuliano, and a private tour from Como, Italy to Lugano, Switzerland.

Momkus LLC Names Two New Members and Managing Partners

Posted on October 15, 2018 by Rhys Saunders

Chicago area law firm Momkus LLC today announced the naming of two new members and managing partners. Jennifer Friedland and Bret Klemetson join existing members James Harkness and Edward Momkus. Both now join in ownership of the firm.

Myles L. Jacobs 1932 – 2018

Posted on October 12, 2018 by Rhys Saunders

Myles L. Jacobs, 86, died Thursday, Oct. 11, 2018, at Joliet Area Community Hospice Home, with his loving daughter and grandchildren at his side.

Myles was born in New York City, the son of the late Julius and Frieda (nee Gieber) Jacobs. He was a longtime Joliet resident, residing the past year at Senior Star in Romeoville. Myles was a proud U.S. Army Veteran of the Korean War, honorably discharged with the rank of first lieutenant. He received his bachelor’s degree from Dartmouth College in Hanover, N.H., and his law degree from New York University School of Law.

Attorney Wendy M. Musielak Named Leading Lawyer

Posted on October 11, 2018 by Rhys Saunders

Esp Kreuzer Cores LLP announced that partner Wendy M. Musielak has been named a Leading Lawyer in Illinois for 2018.

This is the first time she has received this honor, having been named an Emerging Lawyer for the previous three years.